McEnroe named Davis Cup Captain for two more years
USTA NAMES PATRICK MCENROE U.S. DAVIS CUP CAPTAIN THROUGH 2006
The USTA today announced that Patrick McEnroe will continue as U.S. Davis Cup Captain through 2006. McEnroe leads the U.S. Davis Cup team as it faces Spain in the 2004 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Final December 3-5 in Seville, Spain. Representing the U.S. against Spain will be Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish and Bob and Mike Bryan.
"Patrick McEnroe has done a terrific job over the past four years as our Davis Cup Captain, and we are fortunate to have such a capable and dynamic Captain going forward," said Franklin Johnson, President-Elect, USTA. "Patrick's keen understanding of the game and his dedication to creating a team environment have played a key role in the U.S. returning to the Davis Cup Final for the first time since 1997."
"Patrick has re-ignited our Davis Cup effort in the U.S.," said Arlen Kantarian, Chief Executive, Pro Tennis, USTA. "Patrick's unique style as a leader - and as a person - has attracted and connected with a special group of young American players. We're thrilled to have him continue as Captain."
McEnroe, 38, is the 38th U.S. Davis Cup Captain since the competition began in 1900. He debuted as the U.S. Davis Cup Captain in 2001, succeeding his brother, John, and has posted a 7-3 record as Captain entering the 2004 Davis Cup Final. As a player, McEnroe competed for the United States in Davis Cup in 1993, 1994 and 1996, posting a 3-1 record in doubles. A 1988 graduate of Stanford University, McEnroe also serves as a TV commentator for CBS Sports and ESPN. He also coached the U.S. Olympic men's tennis team in Athens earlier this year. In addition to his Davis Cup duties, McEnroe will serve in an advisory capacity to the USA Tennis High Performance Program.